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Old 05-10-2017, 10:33 AM   #3
Fred Little
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Re: "Connection in Aikido" by Ania Small

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Jaemin Yu wrote: View Post
It looks like she doesn't know what the four shihans are doing.
With all due respect, I don't believe that you can draw that conclusion, or any conclusion about what the writer knows or can manifest on the basis of the article as presented.

As a former aikido practitioner who studied with all of those individuals over a couple of decades, I would have to say that she has presented, quite accurately, key examples of the typical verbal explanations those teachers provide to instruct their students in what they are doing, how they are doing it, and what points students need to focus on to produce the same results.

If your point is that these explanations don't go very far in transmitting what these four practitioners are doing, I think your issue is with the pedagogy of the individuals whose routine instructional utterances she has accurately captured, and not with Ania.

Best,

Fred

Last edited by Fred Little : 05-10-2017 at 10:34 AM. Reason: dependent clause in first sentence

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